Teenage Depression Resource: The Priory

Priory’s Group Associate Medical Director and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg explains the common causes of depression, the signs that your teenager may be suffering and what can you do to help them.

When combined with the hormonal changes, academic expectations and peer pressure that teenagers typically experience, it can make day-to-day life a real struggle. If you are worried that your teenager may be dealing with depression, Dr Hayley van Zwanenberg – Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Priory Wellbeing Centre Oxford – has outlined the warning signs to look out for. She has also highlighted what depression can feel like for a teenager, helping you understand what they may be going through. You will also find information on the steps to take if you think your teen has depression, and how you can help them on their journey to recovery.


  • Theme: Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
  • Type: Research
  • Cohort: Secondary
  • Audience: Teachers, Parents, Governors
  • Price: FREE
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